NECH JE SVETLO

Slovakia, Czech Republic

Synopsis

A guest-worker in Germany, Milan (40), discovers that back home in Slovakia his teenage son has become involved with home guards when he is accused of bullying and killing a classmate. The father starts searching for the truth about what happened, the truth about himself ...

Directors Statement

I am interested in the theme of an ordinary man, one out of the millions, who takes part in the mass xenophobic soul with his own tiny, ignorant particle, when he is confronted with the consequences of hatred in a hard way through events that occur in his own family. I have the feeling that there exists just a very thin line between affiliation to our own people, to people just like me on the one hand, and a broken nose on the other, when I stop being in harmony with them. I would like to try to depict evil and the mistakes that can lead to it in our unstable existence.

Director's Biography

Born in 1974 in Prešov, Slovakia, Marko Škop received degrees in journalism at Comenius University in Bratislava in 1996 and in documentary film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 2001. He gained his PhD in Mass Media from the Faculty of Philosophy at Comenius University in Bratislava in 2005.
He is co-founder of the independent film production company ARTILERIA, Ltd. established in 2006 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2019 LET THERE BE LIGHT
2015 EVA NOVÁ
2009 OSADNÉ
2006 OTHER WORLDS
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Marko Škop

Written by: Marko Škop

Produced by: Marko Škop, Ján Meliš, Petr Oukropec, Pavel Strnad

Cinematography: Ján Meliš

Editing: František Krähenbiel

Production Design: Pavol Andraško

Costume Design: Erika Gadus

Make-Up & Hair: Zuzana Paulini

Sound: Jan Cenek

Main Cast: Milan Ondrík (Milan), František Beleš (Adam), Zuzana Konecná (Zuzka), Lubomír Paulovic (grandfather), Katarína Kormanáková (Monika), Maximilián Dušanic (Igor), Daniel Fischer (priest), Csongor Kassai (Mr. Višňovský)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2020